So I recently left the job I have had for 8+ years! It was a tough decision, of course, but ultimately there were many factors leading up to this change. Things like departing bosses, departing long-time coworkers (friends) and just some general stagnation. Honestly, after that many years it was time to at least make a decent effort to see what is available.
Oops! I was so proud last time for getting the monthly expense report update out in a timely manner. But life kind of got in the way this time and I am now reporting mid-month. Lots of great things happening though, so I am not too sad for how late this is coming. So let’s get on with it, time is not waiting around.
Last week finally brought a lull in the chaotic activity of the past month. Just a smooth sailing, productive week at work and home. With so many furry animals in our house this week, there was still a bit more activity, but I don’t mind with all the extra love they give.
I didn’t start really tracking and budgeting until sometime in early 2015. I always had a general sense of how much money I possessed at any time, but setting up my first adult budget is what got me thinking and eventually leading me to the FIRE path.
Wow, so I have been swamped at work and outside, so much so that when I began typing this I thought it was March. I have been increasing my pursuit of a new job and landed a few phone interviews and some in-person time these past weeks. Scheduled for round 2 on a great position, so waiting on that. Also busy at work preparing for a Quarterly Technical Review presentation at work, which went well this past week. Finally, going to be getting two new dog friends this weekend to take care of until May. Glad I am now finding the time to come back to the site. Talking about the site…
This evening on our third installment of what did I spend last month and how big is my stash: We have some very exciting news coming in from the net worth department, but first let’s hear from the March monthly expense report numbers!